Our people

Meet the current Chair in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change and the people supporting his research.

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Diana De Alwis

Diana De Alwis

Affiliated researcher
The economics of disaster risk and recovery: Three essays on Sri Lanka

PhD candidate
Empirical essays on labour economics

PhD candidate
Applying behavioural economics insights to insurance decisions

PhD candidate
Pre- and post-disaster risk management

PhD candidate
Risk management, flood insurance, property markets, social capital

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Syed Yasir Imtiaz

Syed Yasir Imtiaz

Researcher
School of Economics and FInance

PhD candidate
Climate change and financial stability

Administrator for the Chair in Economics of Disasters and Climate Change
School of Economics and Finance

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Nhu Cuong Nguyen

Nhu Cuong Nguyen

Affiliated researcher
Impact and recovery of the Canterbury region after the 2010–2011 earthquakes

Chair in the Economics of Disasters
School of Economics and Finance

Researcher · Economics
School of Economics and Finance · Chair in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change

PhD candidate
Economic analysis of New Zealand healthcare market

PhD candidate
Climate risk modelling, extreme events and property insurance

PhD candidate
Climate change and drought risks for the New Zealand agriculture

PhD candidate
Essay on economics of extreme weather events

PhD candidate
Pricing of risk in coastal property and sea level rise

PhD candidate
Evaluating the economic impacts of disasters

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Tauisi Taupo

Tauisi Taupo

Affiliated researcher
Economics of disaster risk and resilience in small island developing states

PhD candidate
Disasters and student performance

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Rio Yonson

Rio Yonson

Affiliated researcher
Assessing the vulnerability and resilience of the Philippines to disasters

Past scholars

Aditya Kusuma (PhD, 2019)

  • "Three Essays on the Adverse Effects of Weather Extremes on Local Economic and Health Outcomes in Indonesia"

Melissa Welsh (PhD, 2018)

  • "The Economics of Traceability in the New Zealand Dairy Industry"

Azreen Karim (PhD, 2016)

  • “Essays on Disaster Risk and Economic Development”

Miles Parker (PhD, 2016)

  • “Inflation Dynamics”

Porntida Poontirakul (MA, 2015)

  • “The Role of Commercial Insurance in Post-Disaster Recovery: Quantitative Evidence from the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake”

Katarina Stojkov (MA, 2015)

  • "The Economic Impacts of a Food Scare: The Fonterra WPC Contamination Incident"

Pooja Patel (Hons, 2013)

  • “After the Flood: Households after the 2011 Great Flood in Thailand.”

Lisa Doyle (Hons, 2012)

  • “The Short-run Nationwide Macroeconomic Effects of the Canterbury Earthquakes.”